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Utley set for first Grapefruit League action since 2010


CLEARWATER, Fla. -- The Phillies open their Grapefruit League schedule Saturday at 1:05 p.m. ET against Houston at Bright House Field on MLB.TV, and Chase Utley will be in the lineup.

Utley, who played in Friday's intrasquad game, will take part in his first Spring Training game since 2010. He missed the previous two springs because of bad knees. First baseman Ryan Howard, who missed last spring following left Achilles surgery, also will be in the lineup.

Utley went 0-for-1 with a walk Friday. Howard went 1-for-2.

Phillies manager Charlie Manuel's lineup for Saturday will look like this:

1. Ben Revere, CF
2. Michael Young, 3B
3. Utley, 2B
4. Howard, 1B
5. Darin Ruf, LF
6. Domonic Brown, RF
7. Laynce Nix, DH
8. Yuniesky Betancourt, SS
9. Erik Kratz, C

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